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Thirteen arrested as NY authorities shut down illegal offshore gambling ring

19th December 2016 8:40 am GMT

US authorities have arrested thirteen individuals for various charges including running an illegal offshore sports betting site operating under the 4Spades.org domain, which was ultimately controlled by the notorious Genovese organized crime family.

Operation Shark Bait was a long-term investigation into the alleged loan sharking and bookmaking activities of alleged New York-based Genovese “made member” Salvatore DeMeo and ‘associates’ or ‘non-made’ members, Gennaro Geritano, Eugene Orefice and Anthony “Buckwheat” Giammarino, among others.

This culminated in a series [...]

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